Anticipation sure is a funny thing.
I tend to get all caught up in expectations only to have the actual event be somewhat disappointing.
But when it came to legalizing recreational marijuana, that was just so much better than I ever thought it could be. When it became clear that medical marijuana was so clearly a success in our state, the recreational marijuana discussion was only logical. I was able to get a firsthand look at some of the local impact once the cannabis laws were changed. I actually live just around the corner from a cannabis grower. For decades, my friend had to grow sativa and indica strains very much on the down low. This cannabis grow was into providing cannabis for people who needed it. Actually, I’m not sure the guy even charged for all of his cannabis products. Mostly, he gave it away to people who really needed it and we’re suffering. I happened to be a lucky recipient and he made my experience with cancer much more manageable. My friend the cannabis grower had all different kinds of Indica strains as well as sativa strains he had purposely grown for cancer patients. It simply pulled me through that treatment and got me to remission. Of course, that was years ago and now my friend has been able to scale up his operation and quit his job. So now he is a full time cannabis grower. I’m just thankful we finally all came to our senses when it comes to the benefits of cannabis.